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The Hansen Family – German Furniture with Scandinavian Heritage

 Modenus BlogTour is off to Imm 2013 in Cologne and we are highlighting the pick of the exhibitors. Don’t forget, you can follow our bloggers here, and on the #BlogTourCGN Twitter hash tag. One of the exhibitors we are looking forward to seeing is The Hansen Family.

Dinning table by Hansen Family

close up of dinning table by Hansen Family

The Hansen family are based in the Sauerland region in Germany,  surrounded by the forests from which they select each piece of wood used in  their distinctly Scandinavian furniture.  The company was founded  by designer Gesa Hansen who has a very impressive CV. Having  grown up in a Scandinavian family of carpenters, designers and architects., she graduated at the Bauhaus-University and continued to learn her trade at design studios including  Jean Nouvel and H5 in Paris, and the NDC in Tokyo. The quality of her furniture reflects her pedigree. We love the smooth lines of this dinning table, part of her Remix Range, with its center compartment where you can hide, or present, whatever you wish. The cover is two sided, either solid wood or slate – so that you can rest hot dishes on it. The legs are constructed to allow movement of the top wood without warping.

Trunk by Hansen Family

close up of trunk by Hansen Family

Drunk trunk by Hansen Family

I have never felt the need for a trunk, up until now.The Hanson Family version of the traditional 19th century oversees trunk features a hat tree, flip up mirror, a couple of big shelves and cubby holes for all your bar paraphernalia ? Sometimes you go searching for a piece of furniture because you have a need to be met. This is one of those occasions when you would buy the piece and then decide how to use it. Of course, there is a variation of the trunk which just about every member of the Modenus community will have a use for. Meet Drunk, Trunk for drinks, a two piece box construction which opens to reveal a home bar.

And just in case there are people who love the Hanson Family style but would rather something other than brown wood, there’s the Black Remix range.

Black coffee table by Hansen Table

Close up of black coffee table by Hansen Table

This is our favourite piece from the Black Remix range. The coffee table shows the same gentle minimal, mid-century inspired lines but, unsurprisingly, in black. These tables, available in three sizes, are so so sleek they almost seem to be fluid.We don’t know exactly what Hansen Family will be showing at Imm in Cologne, but we’re looking forward to finding out.


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